Here are a few helpful things to know when you stay with us at the Eaglehawk Motel in Victoria
Eaglehawk Motel in Bendigo is a member of the Budget Motel Group which means our standards are to provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation to our guests. Your hosts Eileen and Dwyne hope that you enjoy your visit to the goldfields area. Eaglehawk Motel in Bendigo is conveniently located on the Loddon Highway just two blocks from Eaglehawk shops. As a Budget Motel in the Bendigo region, you will always get the best affordable rates when you book on www.budgetmotels.com.au!
This is an ideal spot for nature study, birdwatching, bushwalking, picnics, horse riding. The best time to visit is between August and October when colourful wildflowers are abundant. The 60 kilometre Bendigo Bushland Trail goes through part of the park, and the Great Dividing Trail begins here, linking Bendigo, Castlemaine and Ballarat. The Mulga Bill Bicycle Trail to the north of Bendigo connects Lake Neangar to Lightning Hill Lookout in the Greater Bendigo Regional Park. The lookout gives fantastic views over Eaglehawk and Bendigo. You can also look out over the Whipstick Forest, home to special Mallee vegetation unique within central Victoria. Eaglehawk is a hilly district, eight kilometres beyond central Bendigo, with many quartz lodes. The discovery of gold at Sandhurst (Bendigo) in October 1851 when Joseph Crook discovered a gold nugget while searching for stray horses. This event sparked a gold rush in the area leading to the establishment of the township in 1852, the population quickly building up to 40,000.
Bendigo Gold Fields
Bendigo is proudly built upon on a gold rush legacy stretching back to the 1850s. Mrs Kennedy and Mrs Farrell, the wives of two workers from the Mt Alexander North pastoral property would change the course of history in 1851, discovering alluvial gold nuggets in Bendigo Creek while hand washing clothes. Discover that history in Bendigo’s authentic attractions, such as the fascinating Central Deborah Gold Mine, once a working mine, now welcomes visitors daily. Choose from a variety of mine tours where you can explore up to 228 metres deep and get first-hand insight into the city’s remarkable story of gold discovery. Above ground visit Victoria Hill Reserve, an untouched treasure from Bendigo’s boom days, where open cut shafts, poppet heads and an historic gold battery feature along walking paths cut through quartz reefs. Around $8 billion worth of gold in today’s value was found here, and the area once boasted the world’s deepest mine, at 4,613 feet. That record earned it a place on Australia’s first pound note printed in 1913. The mining reserve is located in Happy Valley Road, just one kilometre from the CBD and opposite the historic Gold Mines Hotel. When you’re done conquering the hill, climb the stairs of Rosalind Park’s poppet head, a favourite among visitors and active locals, offering a workout and a wow-factor view over Bendigo. The local icon was originally from the Garden Gully United mine, one of Bendigo’s richest, and was moved to the park in 1931. Rosalind Park, named with a Shakespearean flavour, was the site of the original tent settlement that popped up when some 800 miners arrived by the Christmas of 1851. Some six months later over 20,000 people from Chinese, American, German, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh heritage had descended on the gold fields to find their fortune.